Time to Get Moving {Give Away Day}

When the Holy Spirit is doing a work inside our heart, we need to take the next step and move in obedience.

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God makes it very clear: His salvation for us is a free gift. There is nothing we can do to gain it. There is nothing we can do to loose it. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing;it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8 – 8 (NIV)

Salvation is a free gift.

Blessings can also be a gift from God, but there are also scriptures that indicate that blessings can also come as a result of obedience.

Let’s look at this portion of God’s word found in Deuteronomy 28:

Deuteronomy 28: 1 – 2, “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:” 

I added the emphasis to this portion to draw attention to key phrases that speak of obedience: fully obey and carefully follow. These action phrases are followed with direct results: set you high above and all these blessings. God goes on to share with the Israelites what all these blessings look like:

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him.  Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.” Deuteronomy 28: 3 – 14 (NIV)

This is the type of blessings I want in my life; blessings that touch on every area – from my finances to my family.

Obtaining blessings begins with obedience.

So when we read God’s word, hear that stirring song, or listen to the stimulating sermon, we can’t just enjoy the feeling.

We can’t just be moved; we have to get moving.

Move in obedience.



















Today, I am giving away a beautiful journal and leather bracelet to one commenter. To enter to win, just say “I’m in!” I’ll announce the winner on Friday!



    1. Sandra Licht says:

      I feel like I am being feed this by my Lord Jesus Christ. I have been asking him to give me Wisdom, Knowledge, insight and understanding when it comes to being around some people. I praise you my Lord and I glorify your name.

  1. I’m in! Thanks for your message and your outreach!

    1. I’M IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jessica overholt says:

    I’m completely in!

  3. Candace McGroggan says:

    I need to follow through when I’m moved. And take care of our finances better. Thank you for this post.

  4. Karen Pope says:

    I’m in! Have a blessed Wednesday!!

  5. Tamera Sheaffer says:

    Thank you for this post. I needed this message this morning!

  6. Barbara Metreyeon says:

    I’m in!!!

  7. I read the Proverbs 31 devotional and linked over here to read more of your thoughts on moving when we are prompted. Recently I “moved” on a Holy Spirit nudge and am now helping a single Mom with 9 kids try to hold together financially. I am learning so much and God is blessing me in return.

  8. I’m In. This is such a timely post for me. Thank you for allowing God to use you to speak His Word.

  9. I’m in!!!
    There are no words to truly convey the impact of this message on my heart today. It is the confirmation I’ve prayed for over a nearly year-long situation that had negatively overwhelmed every area of my life to the point of despair. Thank you! God bless!

  10. I’m in! Thanks for the great reminder of blessing following obedience!

  11. Terri Droddy says:

    I’m in. Thank you for your ministry.

  12. I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for your obedience in hearing God and allowing him to use you in blessing others through your giving and blessing others with your writing. I am learning to hear God and obey immediately.

  13. Nanette Fontenot says:

    I’m in, too!

  14. Donyell Williams-Corney says:

    I’m IN!!!

  15. Jessica Robinson says:

    I’m in! ???

  16. I’m in.
    Thank you for the encouragement and the reminders from Deuteronomy above. What a good God we serve.

  17. I’m in.
    Thank you for the encouragement and the reminders from Deuteronomy above. What a good God we serve.
    (Wrong email address on the first try. Sorry.)

  18. I’m in! I just love this passage of scripture! Sometimes though all of the blessings listed are often part of prayers, but what is left out is the first two verses about obedience. You can’t have one without the other.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Absolutely right, Julie! I am afraid too often we ask and pray for these blessings, but we skip over the conditional part.

      Salvation is free. Always. Nothing can change that. But here in Deu. 28, we see that blessings can be conditional.

  19. Jessika Michaelangelo says:

    I’m in! Thank you for this post! Have a blessed day!

  20. This is the post for every Christian in America. Wake Up America and return to our Maker. His promises are true. His blessings are abundant.

  21. I’m in! Love the way the Lord speaks through His word!

  22. Tricia Underwood says:

    I’m ALL in…. Perhaps for the first time ever in my life!!

  23. Gretchen Scoleri says:

    I am in…thank you !!!

  24. I’m in! Thank you for words of wisdom

  25. Mindi Gaut says:

    I’m in! Beautiful message. Beautiful journal!

  26. Marcia Whaley says:

    I’m In! Thank you.

  27. I’m in! Thank you for your words of encouragement this morning!

  28. Good devotion, thank you!!
    I’m in

  29. I’m in! Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. I’m in! Unbelievable how the Lord speaks! I have a check written to “give” sitting on my desk that I believe the Lord moved me to send, but, I’m still hesitating.

  31. Amy Dowty says:

    I’m in
    Beautiful. Working on immediate obedience. Blessings list blessed me this morning

  32. I’m in. I also like Dt. 30:14-19. God bless you!

  33. Cassandra says:

    I’m in! Gotta move!

  34. SHIRLEY MINISH says:

    I’m in!
    May you be blessed today!

  35. I am in!!!

    But I like the encouraging words that you shared. Thank you.

  36. Connie Boyd says:

    I’m in! This is exactly what the Lord is asking of me – timely read. Thank you!

  37. I am in! Most definitely I keep moving! I love the feel of the Lord’s push in my heart and life. It’s amazing!

  38. Laurie Lett says:

    I’m in! Psalm 46:10 is actually my favorite verse!!!

  39. Deborah Johnson says:

    I’m in Just keep moving to obedience

  40. I’m in! Thank you so much!

  41. I’m in!! Thank you for your words!

  42. I’m in!!! God bless <3

  43. Sharon Ainsworth says:

    I’m in too! 🙂

  44. Miriam Mckinstry says:

    I’m in!☺

  45. I’m so in! Thank you for this insight today. I often pray about the things I feel led to do, but I don’t do what I should, which I know from the book ofJames, is sin. Father forgive me and increase my faith that I will obey quickly and faithfully.
    The moving should be the easy part but I find it so hard. My heart is willing, please push me to move and over come my flesh and fears!

  46. I’m in Thanks for doing this

  47. Jennifer Nixon says:

    Thank you so much for doing this! I’m in.

  48. Mary Ellen says:

    I’m in for sure! Be Still and Know That I am God is MY verse – so I would love, love, love to have this journal! I so enjoy reading your blog – there is always something that speaks to me. May God continue to richly bless you and your ministry!

  49. I’m in.
    Timely post–circumstances beyond my control have seemed to shut the door to a dream God placed on my heart. Then I read this post and am reminded that I just need to move towards; obeying God; even when it looks impossible. Trusting in the one who holds my tomorrow. ♥️. Thank you!!

  50. Brandy Martinez says:

    “I am in!” Loved your devotional today brought so much insight into how I give & how I need to be giving. Thank you & God bless.?❤

  51. Thank you so much for your post today. I have received so many blessings from God, however, this post made me realize that there is SO MUCH MORE!!! I realize I need to be more obedient in my day to day walk with God. It is time for me to get MOVING!!! I am tired of walking, it is time to RUN!!!! Again, thank you.

  52. Patricia Rittenour says:

    I’m in!!!

  53. I’m in! Thank you for today’s message.

  54. I’m in. Thank you so much for your words.

  55. I’m in!
    Thank you for being used by God in this way.

  56. Gin Briegel says:

    I’m in. Thank you much Lynn for your words, definitely felt moved…now I need to get moving ☺️

  57. Caryl Kane says:

    I’m in! Thank you for encouraging us to be obedient! He is worthy of our love and obedience! Blessings to you.

  58. I’m in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. I’m in!! I want to be obedient !

  60. I’m in!
    Beautifully spoken. I’m ready to get moving. I’ve been in a season of waiting not sure exactly of the direction I am to go. Here I am Lord, open my ears to hear where you are leading me.

  61. I am all in!! I want my life to be a reflection of Him

  62. I’m in! I needed to hear this today.

  63. Delores McPherson says:

    “I’m in!”

  64. Joyce Kortze says:

    I’m innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!
    Thank-you for sharing your heart in such an authentic way. You put the challenge out there, didn’t you? Thank-you.

  65. I’m in & thank you for this message that spoke volumes to my heart today.

  66. Brenda Rykhoek says:

    I’m in! Thank you for allowing God to speak through you and for sharing His heart! Thank you for challenging us in our walk with Christ, the one who gave His all!!!!

  67. “I’m in” Let’s just say it took me five of my sister’s years on the kidney transplant list and dialysis to hear God loud in clear that I needed to be her donor champion and search high and low for her live donor… I am still looking by sending articles to all our newspapers and news channels. Her article has come out in two small local newspapers thus far. Also doing stickers on the back of our car windows, asking for a kidney donor… I ask that all who read this hold Christy Lindsey , in Colorado, in your prayers to receive that kidney donor this year and save her life!!! Thank you 🙂 p.s. her whole family either has high blood pressure or diabetes, thus not being able to donate ourselves….

    1. Delores McPherson says:

      Father God, you have heard the request of Kathy for a kidney donor for her sister Christy Lindsey. Right now I agree with her in Jesus name for this donor. You not only said that you would supply all our needs according to the riches of Christ Jesus but You said that if any 2 of us agree on anything in Jesus name You would do. I praise You now for the donor and for Christy. We give You and You alone glory for her healing and her life. May her story be told far and wide and bring You glory and bring others into the kingdom. In Jesus name and for Your glory. AMEN!

      1. Bless you Delores, I do feel a great peace with regards to God taking care of her 🙂

  68. Thank you for such an important message! I’m in 🙂

  69. Angela Montgomery says:

    I’M IN!!!

  70. I’m in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To win!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL Thank you for the opportunity. I would love it. God bless you all!

  71. I am so in!! Thank you!! ?

  72. I’m in. Thank you!

  73. I’m in! Thank you for your obedience 🙂

  74. I’m in ; ) #thankyou

  75. Jamie Johnson says:

    Reading today’s Scripture of Blessings & Promise has moved me to tears of Gratitude! Deuteronomy 28 has been a long loved scripture for our family for several years. May my heart always yearn to be obedient to the direction of the Lord! Reading this LOVE LETTER again today was confirmation of the Amazing Grace of our Lord! I’m In!!

  76. Thank you for your words. I am in!

  77. Kim Profitt says:

    Thank you for writing what you did today. It was the confirmation that I have been looking for. I’m in!!

  78. I’m In! Thanks for such a “moving” article.

  79. Natalie Ringgenberg says:

    I’m in!

  80. Natalie Ringgenberg says:

    I’m in! ?

  81. Jenny Rutan says:

    I’M IN!!!!!!! : )

  82. Deborah Hilson says:

    I’m in! Thanks so much for sharing God’s truth from your heart. This was a great reminder for me of a ministry I learned of in our community that I feel drawn to support or become involved. I have some health limitations so I have been rolling over and over in my mind for a couple of months if there is some way I can truly help. Thanks to your post, I will get moving to make the contact with this ministry and trust God with the outcome. Thanks for that Holy Spirit “poke” to get moving!

  83. I’m In! This blog post really spoke to me, thank you for these words.

  84. Praise God for His revelation to you and thank you for obediently sharing it with us. I’m in!

  85. Wonderful encouragement! How did the family accept your gift? (I need closure) … God has been keeping me busy today asking me to get out of my comfort zone …. this devotion really helped! Thank you!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      You know the really odd thing about this, Rachel …

      We write our devotions 2 months before they are published. At the time I had submitted it, I was in the process of communications to give the needed funds to the family. By the time I got around to it, it was no longer appropriate.

      Just today I was wondering how things might have turned out differently had I moved when I felt moved. I don’t know and I certainly can’t change it. I only know that in the future, I want to obey and obey on time.

  86. Cari Adams says:

    I’m in! Thank you for the devotion on obedience today!

  87. I’m in. Thank you, Lynn! Love this idea of His blessings reaching into all the corners of my life.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      I hadn’t thought of it that way, Julie! How beautiful!

  88. I’m in! Thank you, Lynn, for your continued blessings and insight! 🙂

  89. Marian Hindall says:

    I’m in. Your messages inspire me. I look forward to reading them. Thank you Lynn.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thank you so much for your encouragement, Marian! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  90. I’m in!…

    Today’s P31 devotion was very enlightening & insightful. Thank you! I had to share it w/ my hubby, at work, lol.

  91. Rebecca N says:

    I’m in. Thanks for the message.

  92. Pamela Duinker says:

    I am In!! thankyou.

  93. “Im in”

    A truly wonderful devotion – thank you!

  94. I’m in! I need to be moving!

  95. OMG (Oh My Goodness)! That’s my daughters favorite verse! It’s hers if I win. 🙂
    Thanks for the great post!
    I’m moved and I’m getting moving!

  96. I’m in! I’m very in!

  97. Carolyn Rogers says:

    Thank you for this devotional, Lynn. So very true and it’s prompted me to give where I thought maybe it was just me. But, it came to mind immediately upon reading your devo. Thank you, Lord, for the confirmation. Help me to know and not doubt when a nudge is from you.

  98. I’m in!!! Thank you…God bless you every second!!!

  99. I’m totally in!! Thank you and God Bless us all!

  100. I’m in! Thank you for this opportunity to win these beautiful items Lynn!
    God Bless you!

  101. Thank you for your posting. Please enter me in the drawing.

  102. I’m in, thank you I want these blessings also in my life. I want to be bold and I want to obey. Please pray that I can hear our Fathers voice and that I obey. I don’t want to fear change. For God did not give the spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. I’m in!

  103. Debra LeBarron says:

    I am in too,i would like to win this giveaway too, I am trying very hard to mobey God too.

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